The pandemic has had a colossal impact on the learning experience worldwide. In this conference, we hear teachers and CoP leaders from Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman. Tunisia, Egypt and Iraq shed light on the constraints and the opportunities of remote teaching; the skills required to be an effective teacher in the virtual environment; the biggest challenges faced by learners in engaging successfully with the virtual environment.
We look at Ideas for online tools; e-learning during lockdown; social media for professional learning.
We discuss why communities of practice are important for teachers and what makes a successful community of practice.
And we take a look at future perspectives by examining what we have learnt during the pandemic and how can we help learners make up for lost time; by discussing the key considerations in blending F2F learning with online learning successfully; and by asking what the future holds for learning English at school.